30 Best Oscar Winning Movies You Should Watch Right Now
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The Irishman (2019)
Netflix can cross another big item of its company bucket list, as they've wooed legendary director Martin Scorsese to the fold. Even better, this biographical crime drama features Scorsese working with dome familiar faces. Robert De Niro stars as labor union leader Frank Sheeran, the man famous for killing mob boss Jimmy Hoffa (played here by Al Pacino).
Green Book (2018)
Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.
After the biggest Oscar mix-up of all time, this moving indie won Best Picture over "La La Land." It also scored wins for Mahershala Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay. It received 8 noms in all, including for its stunning cinematography and director Barry Jenkins.
This tense, true-life drama about a team of Boston journalists who exposed decades of abuse in the Catholic church won Best Picture and Original Screenplay, as well as nominations for Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo.
As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
The King's Speech (2010)
The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Daniel Day-Lewis collected his second Best Actor Oscar as larger-than-life Daniel Plainview. Cinematographer Robert Elswit also won an Oscar. The film was nominated for 8 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
The Departed (2006)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
He saw the world in a way no one could have imagined. John Nash (Russel Crowe) is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.
American Beauty (1999)
Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
It didn't win Best Picture, but those feel-good wins for an overwhelmed Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor) and screenplay (Matt Damon and Ben Affleck) gave us some of our favorite Oscar moments ever.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Ready for something upbeat after all those downer dramas? Cuba Gooding Jr.'s star athlete is every bit as entertaining as his unforgettable acceptance speech. Also nominated: Tom Cruise and director Cameron Crowe.
Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get. A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.
Schindler's List (1993)
Howards End (1992)
Emma Thompson won Best Actress for this sumptuous Merchant-Ivory film. It also won awards for screenplay and art direction. It was nominated for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, Costume Design, Music, and Supporting Actress (Vanessa Redgrave).
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The first horror film to win Best Picture at the Oscars (it also won Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director) remains one of the greatest films of the genre. Anthony Hopkins was perfection as Hannibal Lecter and we're right there with Clarice (Jodie Foster) for every heart-stopping moment.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur, Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of relationships where shunned.
Rain Man (1988)
A journey through understanding and fellowship. Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Steven Spielberg's ode to B-movie serials is not only one of the greatest popcorn films of all time, it won 5 Oscars: Best Art Direction, Film Editing, Sound, and Visual Effects, and a Special Achievement Award for Sound Effects Editing. Best Picture went (controversially) to "Chariots of Fire."
When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.
The Godfather (1972)
Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.
The French Connection (1971)
The famous car chase still makes audiences gasp and New York City was rarely grittier than in William Friedkin's police thriller that won Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Best Actor for Gene Hackman as dogged cop Popeye Doyle.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
This blistering crime drama in which a black cop from Philadelphia (Sidney Poitier) investigates a crime in the deeply racist South won 5 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Rod Steiger. (Poitier won his Best Actor Oscar for "Lilies of the Field.")
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
A landmark American film that's still enthralling, more than 50 years later. Gregory Peck won a Best Actor Oscar for his career-defining performance as noble lawyer Atticus Finch, who defends a black man (Brock Peters) unjustly accused of rape.
Gone With the Wind (1939)
This hasn't-aged-so-well Civil War epic swept the field with 10 Oscar wins, including the first-ever win for a black actor: Hattie McDaniel. For that alone, it's a landmark film.